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Dr. Phibes Rises Again

Released 1972
Distributor AIP

Like many sequels, Robert Fuest’s campy followup to one of Vincent Price’s biggest hits is oft maligned but in fact only lacks the surprise factor of the original. Cleverly staged murders are again the order of the day, clearing the way for later decades of Final Destination/Saw decapitation parades.

About Adam Rifkin

Adam Rifkin is the versatile writer/director known for writing family fare like Disney’s Underdog, Dreamwork’s MousehuntSmall Soldiers and Zoom. From his darker, grittier side Rifkin wrote and directed the cult hits The Dark BackwardDetroit Rock CityNight at the Golden Eagle, The Chase and his critically acclaimed and award winning surveillance drama Look.  Most recently Rifkin wrote and directed Reality Show,  a dark satire about the world of reality television that had its world premiere on the opening night of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. Follow Adam on Twitter Adam on Facebook